New York Power Authority Helps
Sponsor Lewiston Arts Festival
August 8, 2007
For Immediate Release
LEWISTON—The New York Power Authority (NYPA) will
be one of six sponsors for the Lewiston Arts Festival on August 11
and 12 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Center Street. The prestigious
event showcases the work of more than 180 professional and student
artists from across the U.S. and Canada.
“For the past several years, the Power Authority
has supported this important local arts festival,” said Roger
Kelley, NYPA president. “This year's sponsorship shows the Power
Authority's continuing commitment to the festival and other cultural
activities in Western New York.”
Juried artists will exhibit artwork in various
media including: painting (acrylic, watercolor and oils), drawing,
sculpture, pottery, wood, fiber, graphic arts and jewelry. Modern
Art Awards, sponsored by Modern Corporation, totaling more than
$5,000, will be awarded in eight categories.
Now in its 41st year, the festival has been named
“Top Cultural Destinations,” First Sunday Magazine; “Summer Festival
Showcase Event,” Bi-National Niagara Tourism Alliance; and “Top 100
Attractions Along the Seaway Trail,” by Journey Magazine.
Visitors of the area can also travel to The Power
Vista, at New York Power Authority’s Niagara Power Project, which is
admission-free and contains over 50 state-of-the-art interactive
exhibits on energy, electricity and local history. Educational
programs are offered at no charge for students at all grade levels.
The Power Authority also sponsors special events year-round at the
■ NYPA uses no tax money or
state credit. It finances its operations through the sale of
bonds and revenues earned in large part through sales of
electricity. ■ NYPA is a leader in promoting
energy-efficiency, new energy technologies and electric
transportation initiatives. ■ It is the
nation’s largest state-owned electric utility, with 18 generating
facilities in various parts of the state and more than 1,400
circuit-miles of transmission lines.
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